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Using Workbooks in Mental Health : Resources in Prevention, Psychotherapy, and Rehabilitation for Clinicians and Researchers - Luciano L'Abate

Using Workbooks in Mental Health

Resources in Prevention, Psychotherapy, and Rehabilitation for Clinicians and Researchers

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"The use of workbooks in therapy might represent one of the biggest breakthroughs that has occurred in decades."
Using Workbooks in Mental Health: Resources in Prevention, Psychotherapy, and Rehabilitation for Clinicians and Researchers examines the effectiveness of mental health workbooks designed to address problems ranging from dementia and depression to addiction, spousal abuse, eating disorders, and more. Compiled by Dr. Luciano L'Abate, a leading authority on mental health workbooks, this resource will help clinicians and researchers become aware of the supportive evidence for the use of workbooks.
Using Workbooks in Mental Health examines workbooks designed to specifically help: clients affected by dementia or depression abused women gambling addicts women who have substance-abuse addictions incarcerated felons couples preparing for marriage children with school refusal disorder and more An essential reference for mental health professionals, graduate students, administrators, and researchers, Using Workbooks in Mental Health also explores the role of workbooks in psychological intervention over the past decade. Although workbooks are not yet part of the mainstream of psychological intervention, they are growing in popularity as their many advantages are recognized. They are easy to use by almost any client, they are cost-effective to both therapist and client in terms of money and time, they provide therapists with written assignments to use as homework for individuals, couples, and families, and they can be used in any setting, especially in computer-assisted offline or online interventions.
In addition, this book shows how workbooks can be used to administer therapy to previously unreachable clients such as: people who are reluctant to talk to an authoritative figure or a stranger people who cannot afford face-to-face treatments incarcerated offenders who have not been helped by talk therapies Internet users who are searching for help via computer rather than in person

"OUTSTANDING... This book expertly reviews the strengths as well as the limitations of self-directed workbooks. A MUST-READ for all levels of the professional community and for the ever-growing collection of self-help groups seeking to meet the problems of human development."Patrick W. Corrigan, PsyD, Professor of Psychiatry and Executive Director, University of Chicago Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation "AT LAST, A SOURCE OF SPECIFIC SUGGESTIONS... CAN HELP CLINICIANS extend the work and influence of therapy through engaging patients outside their offices visits." Arthur M. Bodin, PhD, ABPP, ABI, Senior Research Fellow, Mental Research Institute, Palo Alto, California; Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, UCSF School of Medicine

About the Editorp. xiii
Contributorsp. xv
Forewordp. xix
Prefacep. xxiii
Introduction
The Role of Workbooks in the Delivery of Mental Health Services in Prevention, Psychotherapy, and Rehabilitationp. 3
The Status of Mental Health Needs in the United Statesp. 7
The Status of Individual Psychotherapyp. 9
Toward an Increasing Formalization of Psychological Interventionsp. 12
Implications of an Increasing Trend in Formalizationp. 19
Differences Between Clinical Practice and Researchp. 21
Workbooks in Current Psychological Literaturep. 27
Overview of Workbook Administrationp. 31
Toward a Classification of Writingp. 33
Toward a Classification of Workbooksp. 35
Advantages of Workbooksp. 39
Metafunctions of Workbooksp. 45
Disadvantages and Dangers of Workbook Administrationp. 46
Testing Theories Through Workbooksp. 47
On the Nature of Evidence to Support Workbook and Structured Computer-Assisted Interventionsp. 49
Importance of Evaluation and Informed Consent for Workbook Administrationp. 50
Successive Sieves and Stepped Treatment in the Delivery of Mental Health Servicesp. 51
Conclusionp. 52
Systematically Written Homework Assignments: The Case for Homework-Based Treatmentp. 65
Professional Antecedents of Systematically Written Homework Assignmentsp. 65
Workbooks As Extensions of Existing Knowledgep. 69
Bridging the Semantic Gapp. 72
Research with SWHAsp. 75
A Meta-Analysis of Workbook Effectivenessp. 92
Professional Implicationsp. 93
Conclusionp. 96
Individuals
Dementia, Depression, and Workbooks: A Personal Odysseyp. 105
The Problem of Depressionp. 106
Completing Personal Assignments for Depressionp. 109
Conclusionp. 113
Life-Challenging Conditions and Helpersp. 115
Description of Workbooksp. 116
Workbook for People Who Have a Life-Challenging Diseasep. 117
Workbook for Caregiversp. 120
Workbook for Grievingp. 123
Results from a Brief Surveyp. 124
Susan and Bill: A Case Studyp. 126
Implications and Conclusionsp. 127
Schema-Focused Cognitive Therapy: A Stage-Specific Workbook Approachp. 129
Rationale and Background for the Creation and Development of the Workbookp. 129
Description of the Workbookp. 131
Administering the Workbookp. 131
The Stage-Specific Schema Inventoryp. 132
Implications for the Role of Workbooks in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapyp. 133
Implications of the Present and Future Use of Workbooks in Mental Health Interventionsp. 134
A Sample Assignment from the 3S Workbook--Crisis Three, Initiative versus Guiltp. 135
Healing the Trauma of Abuse: A Women's Workbookp. 141
Description of Workbookp. 141
Results of Workbook Administrationp. 146
Clients' Comments Concerning Workbook Utilizationp. 147
The Role of Workbooks in Preventionp. 151
Implications for Using the Workbook in Practicep. 156
Conclusionp. 156
Workbooks for Individuals with Gambling Problems: Promoting the Natural Recovery Process Through Brief Interventionp. 159
Recovery from Problem Gamblingp. 160
Natural versus Treatment-Assisted Recoveryp. 161
Applying the Stepped Care Model to Problem Gamblingp. 162
Self-Help Workbooks in Addictionsp. 164
Developing a Self-Help Workbook for Problem Gamblersp. 164
Clinical Trialp. 166
Conclusionp. 170
The Wheel of Wisdom with Depressed Inpatientsp. 173
Objectives and Research Hypothesisp. 174
Scriptotherapyp. 174
The Techniquep. 175
Method and Experimental Procedurep. 176
Analysis and Description of the Samplep. 177
Analysis of Resultsp. 178
Discussion and Conclusionsp. 186
Substance Abuse in Women: An Empirical Evaluation of a Manualized Cognitive-Behavioral Protocolp. 191
Description of the Manualized Cognitive-Behavioral Protocolp. 192
Clinical Efficacy of CBT Workbooks with Female Substance Abusersp. 194
Conclusionp. 202
Workbooks and Psychotherapy with Incarcerated Felons: Replication of Research in Progressp. 205
Benefits of Writing in Interventions with Felonsp. 205
Felon Writers and Emotionalityp. 206
Continuing Research in Progress: Rehabilitation Program Using Programmed Distance Writingp. 208
Conclusionp. 212
Couples
Marriage Preparation and Maintenancep. 217
Historical and Cultural Context for Marriage Preparation and Maintenancep. 217
Strategies for Interventionp. 219
A Program of Marriage Preparation and Maintenancep. 222
Workbooks for Marriage Preparationp. 228
Workbooks for Marriage Maintenancep. 231
Evaluation of the Educational Processp. 232
Conclusionp. 239
Homework in Couple Therapy: A Review and Evaluation of Available Workbooksp. 247
Defining Homeworkp. 247
Clinical Issues in Homework with Couplesp. 248
Research Basis of Homework with Couplesp. 250
Workbooks for Use with Couplesp. 251
Special Considerationsp. 261
Intimacy in Couples: Evaluating a Workbookp. 265
Contextual Considerationsp. 266
The Early Couple Relationshipp. 266
Research with Structured Interventionsp. 268
Intervention: An Intimacy Workbookp. 272
Discussion and Summaryp. 276
Families
Manualized Treatment for School-Refusal Behavior in Youthp. 283
Rationale for the Creation and Development of a Therapist Guide and Parent Workbookp. 284
Description of the Therapist Guide and Parent Workbookp. 285
Research Evidencep. 293
Case Studiesp. 294
Predictions About the Future of Manuals and Workbooks in Mental Health Interventionsp. 298
Conclusionp. 299
A Review of Workbooks and Related Literature on Eating Disordersp. 301
Introductionp. 301
Descriptions of Workbooks and Related Researchp. 307
Conclusionp. 319
Couples with a Handicapped Child: Experiencing Intimacyp. 327
Contextual Considerationsp. 328
Clinical Considerations: Family Resources and the Impact of Disabilityp. 328
Intervention Modality: Psychoeducational Counseling and Workbooksp. 329
Research with Structured Interventionsp. 332
Intervention: An Intimacy Workbookp. 334
Representative Case Studiesp. 336
Discussion and Summaryp. 343
Conclusion
The Status and Future of Workbooks in Mental Health: Concluding Commentaryp. 351
Introductionp. 351
Unstructured versus Structured Interventionsp. 354
Questions About Programmed Distance Writingp. 355
Epidemiological Implications of Workbooksp. 357
A Research Agenda for Workbooksp. 359
Psychotherapy and Workbook-Based Interventionsp. 365
Conclusionp. 369
Survey Questionnaire: Participant Satisfaction with Workbooksp. 375
Indexp. 381
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ISBN: 9780789015945
ISBN-10: 0789015943
Series: Haworth Practical Practice in Mental Health
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: 7th July 2004
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.2 x 15.2  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.63
Edition Number: 1